BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 20 April 2017 >

In this week's Briefing: updates after the snap General Election announcement; the Charity Commission, OSCR and CCNI have published "enhanced joint guidance" for auditors and independent examiners; Institute of Fundraising has launched 'Good Asking' report; and a new report on adult social care from House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee. 

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Tier 4 publicly funded college mergers and immigration issues >

In the course of merger transactions we are working on for a number of Colleges we identified and raised with UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) a number of potential immigration issues for publicly funded colleges that hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence, as these issues could have easily been deal-breakers for many Further Education mergers.

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General Election and legal restrictions >

Theresa May’s shock announcement of a General Election, to be held on 8 June, took most of the country by surprise. Although she will need the support of two-thirds of MPs under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act to push ahead with her plans, the Labour Party’s immediate support makes it likely that she will pass that hurdle without difficulty in a Parliamentary vote tomorrow (Wednesday 19 April).

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 12 April 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has launch new templates for preparation of accounts; Civil Exhange has published a new report; the House of Commons and House of Lords' Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a new report; the Information Commissioner's Office has launched a new set of resources aimed at improving records management in the health sector; and new report has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

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Stronger charities for a stronger society: the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities >

The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities published its report on 26 March 2017, making 13 pages of recommendations designed to “ensure that charities thrive in the years to come and have greater confidence in themselves”. Whilst the report is an encouraging recognition of the complex issues that the sector is currently facing, it will be interesting to see the Government’s response and subsequent debates.

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 29 March 2017 >

In this week's Briefing: the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched a new inquiry; the Advertising Standards Authority's Compliance team has published new guidance for commercial participants in door-to-door charity bag collections; two companies have been fined a total of £83,000; and the Committee on standards in public life is undertaking a follow-up review of the Nolan Principles. 

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